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Governance—foster leading public sector practice (relates to Outcome 2)


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Enhanced Commonwealth performance framework


In 2015–16 the department put the final component of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework in place. The new framework aims to improve the quality of planning, performance information, evaluation and reporting in government so that performance information draws clear links between the use of public resources and the results achieved.

The framework creates a clear line of sight between performance planning in corporate plans and performance reporting in annual performance statements. It aims to provide high-level information about the extent to which government policy objectives are being met.

Communities of practice were integral to the successful implementation of the new framework. Throughout 2015–16 the department conducted a comprehensive series of community of practice meetings in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane with over 2,400 attendees from Australian Government entities.

The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit commended the department’s consultation with affected entities and the extensive set of quality guidance we produced. In a recent performance audit into corporate planning in the Australian public sector, the Australian National Audit Office found that 84 per cent of entities were satisfied with the department’s assistance.

The department will continue to provide professional guidance and assistance as entities refine and improve their performance planning and reporting.


Last updated: 24 October 2016